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Denbigh Brain Training

DBT Lead: Miss G Ali

Faculty Introduction

Students in Years 7 and 8 study DBT. During these two years, they learn key skills that they will need throughout their school life and beyond. Students are working towards to completing Pixl Edge over the two years by recording their individual achievements in five key areas: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. These will be known as LORIC to the students. There are two levels the students can work towards: Apprentice level and Pioneer level. For apprentice-level students need to complete 10 tasks, two from each LORIC area. For Pioneer Level students need to complete 1 task from each LORIC area but the tasks are more challenging. After each level has been completed, each student alongside parents/guardians are invited to the Creative Arts celebration evening to receive a certificate and celebrate their achievements.

DBT is a great way for students to record and track their achievements as tasks are varied and can be completed inside and outside the lesson. You can look through the database with your son/daughter to see the activities and encourage your child to complete extra activities and have the edge.

Key Words for Year 7 DBT – Spring

Key TermDefinition
LeadershipThe action of leading a group of people or an organization.
OrganisationThe action of organizing something.
ResilienceThe capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.
InitiativeYou have the ability to decide what to do next and to do it, without needing other people to tell you what to do.
CommunicationThe imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
WellbeingThe state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
KindnessThe quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
RespectDue regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

Key Words for Year 8 DBT – Spring

Key TermDefinition
LeadershipThe action of leading a group of people or an organization.
OrganisationThe action of organizing something.
ResilienceThe capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.
InitiativeYou have the ability to decide what to do next and to do it, without needing other people to tell you what to do.
CommunicationThe imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
WellbeingThe state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
KindnessThe quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
RespectDue regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

Curriculum

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about the curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

Year 7

Autumn 1st half termIntroduction to DBT/Kindness
Autumn 2nd half termCommunication/Organisation
Spring 1st half termRespect
Spring 2nd half termHuman Edge
Summer 1st half termResilience
Summer 2nd half termInitiative

Year 8

Autumn 1st half termRecap of DBT/Kindness
Autumn 2nd half termCommunication/Human Edge
Spring 1st half termRespect
Spring 2nd half termCareers
Summer 1st half termInitiative
Summer 2nd half termCurrent affairs project